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Sexual Assault and Violence Education

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Sexual Assault and Violence Education (S.A.V.E.)

The SAVE task force is charged with increasing the level of awareness of sexual violence and providing programs that inform members of the campus community about sexual assault, risk factors and risk reduction measures. SAVE invites all members of the University to be proactive in working to end sexual violence. 

For more information about the about the federal guidelines and resources for sexual violence, visit https://www.notalone.gov/.  For more information on Columbus State University's compliance, please see attached Office of Civil Rights Questions and Answers on Title IX and Sexual Violence. Or contact:

Title IX Coordinator:   Laurie Jones, Director of Human Resources, Richards Hall 228, Ph. 706-507-8920       
Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Aaron Reese, Asst. VP of Student Affairs and  Dean of Students, Schuster Student Success Center 216, Ph. 706-507-8730 
Deputy Title IX Coordinator:   Annette Brown, HR Administration and Benefits Manager, Richards Hall 228,  Ph. 706-507-8920 

It's On Us: Sexual Assault

It’s on us, all of us, to stop sexual assault. Learn what you can do and take the pledge to be part of the solution at http://youtu.be/gIV64BTZYM8

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What Should I Do?

In cooperation with University System of Georgia (USG) policy and as part of Columbus State University's comprehensive health and safety program, beginning Fall semester 2015, Columbus State will require all incoming students to complete an online sexual violence prevention and alcohol education program. The USG and Columbus State University's goals are to increase each student's knowledge of sexual violence, decrease harmful behaviors, and provide information to assist in making quality life choices.

The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SAVE) Act requires all colleges and universities to address sexual violence. Institutions of higher education must provide educational programming for all incoming students on the issues of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. To comply with this federal mandate, Columbus State University has partnered with EverFi, whose mission is to help students address critical skills such as alcohol abuse prevention and sexual violence awareness in institutions of higher education. With this partnership, we will be requiring all students to take the online class called Haven: Understanding Sexual Assault program which addresses the critical issues of sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking. Everfi Directions

SAVE TASK Force Membership 

Theresa Willey: Committee Chair, Project Coordinator for Office of Violence Against Women Grant
Dana Larkin: Student Affairs, Assistant Dean of Students
Kyle A. Bair: Sexual Assault Support Center Inc., Executive Director
Kimberly Melson: Counseling Center, Outreach Coordinator Coordinator
Rodger Page: Residence Life Coordinator
Tess Taylor: University Police, Sergeant
Rebecca Tew: Student Health Center, Director
Mekala Williams, Student Member, BACCHUS Peer Health Educator
Amanda McLeroy, Residence Life Student Assistant
Elias Argueta, Student Development Specialist for  Fraternity and Sorority Life
Keri Davis, Student Development Specialist for Orientation and Parent Programs

For more information on the S.A.V.E. Task Force, please contact Theresa Willey at : willey_theresa@columbusstate.edu

Resources

Important Phone Numbers

University Police
706-507-8911

Sexual Assault Support Center
706-571-6010
or
1800-656-HOPE

Counseling Center
706-507-8740

Student Health Clinic
706-507-8620

Student Affairs
706-507-8730

On-Campus Resources

Off-Campus Resources

Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault Support Center
706-571-6010
or
1800-656-HOPE

Russell County Rape Crisis Response:

  • 334-297-4484

Domestic Violence

Battered Women/Domestic Violence Hotline:

  • 1-800-334-2836

Columbus Alliance for Battered Women: 706-324-3850

Russell County Shelter for Battered Women Hotline:

  • 334-297-4401
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